Feb 3, 2014

A great weekend DIY for new jewelry!

You know how sometimes you see a DIY or get an idea for a project and you can't focus on anything else until the diy or project is done? Well, after I finished my felted pizza, I had another project already lined up.  My friend Holly, who blogs here, posted a super cute and easy diy for faceted stone stud earrings last week. I already had some Sculpey clay for another project that never happened, and I had some gold leaf, so this seemed like a no-brainer. I also saw a necklace on Etsy that I really liked last week that had faceted beads like these. So, I killed two birds with one stone.

Following her instructions, I made my faceted beads, and covered a few of them with gold leaf.  This was my first time working with oven-baked clay AND gold leaf, so I learned a few things.  For instance, don't laugh too hard with gold leaf flakes sitting in front of you, because, you know, they might become sparkling confetti.  The necklace that I liked had deep blue beads, so I used some acrylic paint to cover three beads.  I used mod podge to coat the gold leafed and the painted beads.  So far so good.  Hopefully they the mod podge will be durable enough.

Aren't they pretty!

Be sure to check out more of Holly's blog --she's got some great projects and recipes!!


  1. Dani, these turned out so good! The gold leaf is such a smart idea. I absolutely wanted to make a million of these faceted lumps of clay, hahah, rings! Necklaces! Craft all the things! ;)

    1. I know! I love them! A ring is a great idea!!

  2. I love these! I'm a fan of simple, geometric shapes, so I really admire these pieces of jewelry. I've never made earrings for myself, but these are fantastic. Lately, I've been wearing lots of studs, too. I haven't made a lot of jewelry--just a few necklaces and rings--but I am always worried about the durability of my work, too. I'm hard on jewelry, apparently. (And sunglasses. Seriously. Don't give me a pair of sunglasses. I'll most likely break them within two weeks.)